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inspired by BOB by badji here at LMR, i wanted to build my own four servo biped walker after i kind of failed on the rather complicated 12 servo ROFI. i love BOB's … Read more
I was making something with toothed pulley belts when BDK6 mentioned them. I decided to see if I could use some toothed pulley belts to make a harmonic drive … Read more
Neon clock on the old Soviet neon lamps (IN-12) 1970s. Welcome to the USSR :))   Read more
gyroscope causes wheel to rotate in forward direction
This wheel is propelled only by forced gyroscopic precession. It is not an endorsement of silly reactionless drive aficionados that love the idea of messing with … Read more
Here a few more details of getting your Propeller or Arduino to control objects in Blender. First part is the hardest ..... Install PySerial  to enable Blender to … Read more
    Hello all!This is my robotic arm project. It is almost finished it just needs the controller and a bit of programming it finish it up. Read more
Currently, the robot moves in a circle. Motor test.
This is my first robotics project. I happened to have a used file cabinet that seemed like the perfect platform for housing electronics, essentailly begging to be … Read more
"Spidy" the spider robot. A bunch of people have built these. After my having seen them I had to make one too!  :-) Spidy is a Start Here type robot. Otherwise … Read more
4 axis robot arm with a small gripper and teach function. (In fact: it is a 3 axis robot) This robot can follow. This robot can learn. And this robot can repeat … Read more
A simple Linux-based robot platform to learn about AI and ML
Updates Nov 27 '14: Read more
Its LARPing Laser Tag melee madness. Annihilate your friends!
For the past few months I've been working all hours in my lair building this game. If I haven't been around much, this is the why. I just launched this project on … Read more
Follows the line, detects obstacles, grabs the obstacles with its hand, collects the obstacles on the path
Pıcker is a line follower robot which follow the white path on a black surface. It has 3 CNY70 sensors to track the line and one additional CNY70 sensor to detect … Read more
Charges lithium polymer and lithium ion cells
About a year ago, I bought a pretty nice, but old, digital camera in a thrift shop for $3.  I really like the camera, and one thing I like about it is that it has … Read more

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Printing with trimmer line

As many of the shout box regulars have found out i have my printer up and running. when i finished it i had no material to print with and a massive desire to see my monstrosity work amd remembered something i had read online.People were experimenting with trimmer line (the stuff thats used in weed wackers/weed eaters etc...) but last i had looked into it deltas and bowdens were the new and most people were running 3mm filament. well after looking around i found .065 inch line which measures out to ~1.68mm.

Soldering tutorial

Hey there

When first starting out on electronics, I found soldering really frustrating, mainly because I was missing a few good tips and tricks that make it a breeze! So I've just finished off a video tutorial, and thought I'd post it here in case anyone finds it helpful :)

http://robotblogging.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/beginners-guide-to-soldering.html

-Chris

Arduino and a Chinese 32 channel servo controller

I bought a Chinese USC 32 channel servo controller on ebay a month ago. Last weekend I finally found some time to try it out. But I can not get it to work with my Arduino Mega, actually I thought there was something wrong with the board, unitl I downloaded the Chinese software for it, which lets you test the board. I connected 2 servos and the sliders in the program let the servos move. So the board works when using USB.

This is the link with the manual: http://www.torobot.co/usc32-manual

Spinning line follower or maze solver
I've now attached a 3D model in Sketchup. Scamper started as an experimental omni wheel platform. The challenge with omni or mecanum wheels is that you need precise … Read more

Depression

Not many people understand chronic depression. I doubt anything I write here will solve anything, but I think it's important that people recognize the signs of depression and learn to recognize them in themselves and their loved ones.

Most people make the mistake of confusing depression with depression. See, I've just done it myself. One problem for English speakers is that the word for depression (as in a chronic life-threatening mental illness, most often inherited) with depression (as in being sad for a few weeks due to a known cause).

Sugru, New bot building material.

I found this on YouTube and thought it was a pretty neat way to make some strong, flexible, temperature resistant robot parts. All the info is in the video, but basically it is like polymorph, only silicon based. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_756411&feature=iv&src_vid=azhI2yFsJVU&v=QCifobRF9Ac